132 episodes

This podcast has merged into Fifth & Mission, the flagship newscast of the San Francisco Chronicle. Please subscribe to Fifth & Mission on your favorite podcast app.

Old description: From the back rooms of City Hall to the chaotic streets of downtown, the San Francisco City Insider provides insight into the biggest news stories and most pressing issues facing one of the most interesting cities in the world. Chronicle columnist Heather Knight hosts, with regular appearances from The San Francisco Chronicle’s City Hall team – Trisha Thadani and Dominic Fracassa. They ask the tough questions of our city’s leaders to find out what’s going right and what needs to change.

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    • 4.6, 70 Ratings

This podcast has merged into Fifth & Mission, the flagship newscast of the San Francisco Chronicle. Please subscribe to Fifth & Mission on your favorite podcast app.

Old description: From the back rooms of City Hall to the chaotic streets of downtown, the San Francisco City Insider provides insight into the biggest news stories and most pressing issues facing one of the most interesting cities in the world. Chronicle columnist Heather Knight hosts, with regular appearances from The San Francisco Chronicle’s City Hall team – Trisha Thadani and Dominic Fracassa. They ask the tough questions of our city’s leaders to find out what’s going right and what needs to change.

    San Francisco City Insider Is Moving

    San Francisco City Insider Is Moving

    This podcast's timeline is ending, but the show will go on! Host Heather Knight is joining Audrey Cooper as co-host of the Chronicle's flagship podcast, Fifth & Mission, where she'll continue to interview newsmakers. And her patented Lightning Round is going with her. Subscribe to Fifth & Mission to keep listening. podfollow.com/fifth
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    • 2 min
    BART's Coming Off the Rails

    BART's Coming Off the Rails

    Bevan Dufty, a member of the BART board of directors, discusses how the already struggling transit agency has seen a 94 percent plunge in ridership during the coronavirus pandemic and how it will ever recover. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 43 min
    How to Combat Shutdown Loneliness

    How to Combat Shutdown Loneliness

    Madeline Dangerfield-Cha, the co-founder of Mon Ami, a service that matches volunteers with isolated seniors, talks to Heather Knight about the epidemic of loneliness during our new coronavirus reality and gives tips on how to build connections. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
     
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    • 23 min
    Glide in the Time of COVID-19

    Glide in the Time of COVID-19

    Karen Hanrahan, CEO and president of Glide, the famous Tenderloin church and social service provider, tells Heather Knight about the livestream church services and what coronavirus is teaching us about poverty. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 30 min
    Homeless and Desperate

    Homeless and Desperate

    Kristie Fairchild, executive director of North Beach Citizens, talks about how more homeless people are seeking help since food and spare change from tourists and other passersby have dried up due to the coronavirus shutdown. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 21 min
    San Francisco After COVID-19

    San Francisco After COVID-19

    Cities have long weathered public health crises and emerged stronger because of them. Benjamin Grant, urban design policy director at SPUR, talks with Heather Knight about the ways San Francisco will be permanently changed by coronavirus. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Patrick Tra ,

Excellent podcast covering local issues

This has been one of my favorite new podcasts. It covers important local issues in San Francisco, with a combination of reporting and interviews.

Peter28384 ,

Great journalism

Heather Knight is the MVP of San Francisco journalism. I love the SF Chronicle’s coverage of housing, homelessness, and assorted political shenanigans, and her name is on EVERY byline! The podcast often provides additional insight into her reporting.

TwcBar ,

Heather Knight is great.

Via podcast or SFChron subscription, she's the best of Bay Area news.

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